2020-07-13Our student's article was published by Kung Kao Po
Student from 1 John, Tanaka Sera, has written an article about her studies in a Catholic school. Her article was published by Kung Kao Po on 5 January 2020. Please refer to the Chinese version of the website for reading her work.
2020-07-13Our students attained excellent results in Young Writers Awards 2019
The Hong Kong Young Writers Awards (HKYWA) is an annual competition and fantastic opportunity for aspiring writers to showcase their talents and creativity. Our entry categories are in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and cover art. The competition’s main aim is to foster excellence in creativity by providing students with the opportunity to develop their expressive talents and expand their horizons. There were over 1,000 entries coming in from approximately 200 participating schools across Hong Kong, Macau and China in 2019. Our students, Chou Cheuk Yan, Ambrose and Cheung Ching Po participated the competition and Ambrose is the Winner of Non-Fiction Group 3. The topic is New Tales of the Ming Treasure Voyages. Their entries have been published in the anthology of the competition. The list of the winners of Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2019: https://www.hkywa.com/http-www-hkywa-com-wp-content-uploads-2018-03-hkywa-winners-2018-jpg/
2020-07-13Our students won the 71st Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival - Public Speaking Team Competition
Our school public speaking team performed excellently and won the Hong Kong Speech Festival Public Speaking Team Competition (Class E201) with a total of 87 marks. During the previous couple of years, we have entered F6 students into the competition. The reason for this is that it may serve as a positive distraction from the intense focus of the coming DSE exams, and at the same time help them improve their public speaking skills. This year, students from 6 Matthew and 6 Mark entered as a three-member group. The students were: 6 Matthew Angel Fan, 6 Mark Hugo Lee and Minnie Ma. There was a choice of two topics that they could present – 1) Cyberbullying 2) Conversation Tips. Our students chose the latter as it appeared to be more challenging. Congratulations to our students.
2020-01-09The 32nd Athletic Meet
The 32nd Athletic Meet was held on 9 and 10 January at Ma On Shan Sports Ground. Students took part in various track and field events, especially in the relay in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrow. With a total of 9 individual event records broken, our students are not only studying hard, but also working hard in sports. The closing ceremony had the privilege to have the officiating Guest of Honour, Hong Kong record holder of women shot put and discus throw and alumna of our school, Ms. To Yuen Kwan. She encouraged students to participate more sport activities and working hard in the future.
2019-11-16Our students achieved outstanding results in Biology Competitions
Our F.5 and F.6 students performed well in the Hong Kong Biology Literacy Award 2019. Sung Fung Man from 6 Matthew and Pang Leong Chak from 6 Mark won the First Class Honours. Li Chun Lok and Wong Ka Chun from 6 Mark won the Second Class Honours. Fan Lok Sum from 6 Matthew, Chao Ying Chin from 6Mark and Shum Chi To from 5 Matthew won the Third Class Honours in the competition. Besides, Li Chun Lok from 6 Mark won the Bronze Award in International Biology Olympiad - Hong Kong Contest 2019. Congratulations to our students.
2019-11-02Information Day 2019
The 2020-2021 Secondary 1 Admission Talk cum Exhibition was held on the 2 November 2019 (Saturday). About 2000 parents and their children have visited our school. Children’s personal growth and career paths are parents’ top concerns. It is therefore crucial for us to choose the most suitable secondary school for our children. In order to help guests, parents and primary students to have a clearer understanding of our school’s believe and moral values, we have organized a wide range of activities. Student helpers from various subjects have set up booths and exhibition. Visitors can directly communicate with our students to have a more thorough perception of their school life. As an EMI (English as Media of Instruction) school, our school has always emphasized on language learning. Parents were reminded to carefully consider the teaching language before choosing a secondary school for their children. Moreover, our professional teachers put a lot of effort on teaching to make sure students receive high quality of education. To cater for student’s individual development, other than spending adequate amount of time on lesson preparation, our teachers also coordinate different extra-curricular activities to help students thrive. We believed parents and guests already have a deeper and thorough understanding of our school. We sincerely hope that this could be a reference for parents when choosing the most suitable secondary school for their children.
2019-10-15Students' sharing at morning assembly - "Beauty of God’s Creation" by 5 Matthew Law Lok Tin
Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow students,
Today, I would like to share with you the Beauty of God’s Creation. First, I think no matter where we go, the beauty of nature is telling us how good God’s creation is. In Shatin, we are lucky to have some natural environment, and we can see some trees, birds and open space for us to relax and to enjoy the fresh air, actually, the beauty of God’s creation is all around us and magical to behold.
Some people like to admire the beautiful scenery and which indeed manifests how good God is and how perfect He is.
In Psalm 95:4-5, it tells us
In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
God, our Heavenly Father, creates this world for us, not just to dot this world with His power, but to provide us with food, resources and the precious water, to keep us alive and to cleanse us from our sins in Baptism. God is always watching over us, giving us what we need in our daily life and be with us. Only if we admire the beauty and wonders of the natural world, it’s not difficult to find the divine nature of God and His love for us. In St. Paul’s letter to the Romans , it tells us:
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Let us immerse ourselves in nature and the love of God with grateful hearts. Thank you.
2019-10-22HK Soil Biodiversity of Millipedes Project - Opening & Workshop
Our school has become the partner school of Hong Kong Soil Biodiversity of Millipedes Research Project, hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Selected Form 5 and Form 3 Biology students participated in the opening ceremony and the workshop on 22 October. They performed a series of scientific investigations in grasslands near the school campus. The research project aims to carry out the investigation of the biodiversity of millipedes and other soil macrofauna in Hong Kong together with secondary school students, NGO, and university academics. Our students will be participating in the collection and identification of millipedes collected around all of the partner schools throughout a year. Collection sites will be recorded, and specimens will be photographed. DNA will also be extracted, and COI markers will be amplified to ensure the species identity by the university. Findings will be summarised and published as a Hong Kong citizen-science output for the first time. For more details, please visit Website: http://biodiversity.sls.cuhk.edu.hk/millipedes/ Instagram: ihmc millipedes
2019-10-11Inauguration of Student Leaders The Inauguration of Student Leaders held on 11 October 2019 was a momentous day for every student of Immaculate Heart of Mary College. Our School Supervisor and the Principal officiated at the ceremony and presented the badges to our prefects and student leaders, who pledged their loyalty to serve the school, to fulfill our school mission—"Love and Labor". Sister Lucy closed the ceremony in prayer. 2019-09-17Students' sharing at morning assembly – Peace and Kindness" by 6 Matthew Fan Lok Sum
Good morning, Sister Lucy, Principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates, I am Fan Lok Sum from 6 Matthew. Today, I am going to talk about the topic of "Peace and Kindness". Before I start my sharing, I would like all of you to think about what the meaning of these two words is.
From my perspective, peace is harmony and respect, while kindness can be interpreted as compassion and love. Both of them are indispensable in our daily lives, helping us to build a beautiful world.
Let me first share my thoughts on peace. I am sure that everyone always wishes that he or she could live in a utopia with no arguments between people. It's, however, certainly not true since unique moral values and pursuits are different. So, how we can discover peace in different areas? Peace is based on listening, communication and respect. Take my experience being the House Captain of St. Helen House last year as an example. Preparing for both the AGM and the Athletic Meets, I learnt to strike a balance by begin open to the different opinions of my partners, so as to accomplish the tasks in the best way. I am a leader, and that's what I do to maintain a harmonious relationship with other members.
And for another word, kindness, remember there's a stunning quote saying, "Kindness is choosing love over hate, light over darkness, compassion over judgement.”
When we realize the pressing issue of global warming and the tropical rainforests in Brazil, we all kindly show our care by donating money to the relevant NGOs in order to restore that enchanted nature, not only because of our empathy but also of our love and care.
Being kind simply means taking the very first step to build a peaceful relationship with someone we barely know, with our small acts, like a little smile or lending a helping hand, can gradually make a great difference to our society.
Last but not least, peace and kindness are the power of love. Only if we learn to embrace the diversity between us, we shall make our place a delightful one to live in.
2019-09-10Students' sharing at morning assembly - "How to study Mathematics" by 6 Mark Lee Tsun Siu
Good morning principal, teachers and schoolmates,
Today I want to bring you to a topic about “studying maths”. I had quite a tough time studying maths when I was in Form1. I was new to this place and everything was in English. I performed poorly in English so it was quite challenging for me to adapt to the totally new environment. What I was most worried about was my mathematics. It was totally different from what I learnt in primary school, in both language and topics. Fortunately, with the help provided by teachers, I got to understand how to study maths step by step.
For junior form students, it is very important to build solid foundation in both English and mathematics. Through daily communication and learning different vocabulary bit by bit, it is easier to learn and speak English. In mathematics in particular, some of the words are used repeatedly. These words should be memorized through your learning.
After completing this, you can move on to the next step, how to train your mathematics skills. In my opinion, learning the steps and memorizing the equation are both very important in studying mathematics. Completing the tasks provided by teachers is not enough. You might have forgotten what you learn today during the exam or tests. You don’t want to see it happen but it will if you are not paying enough attention to what you have learnt. For me, I recommend taking 10 to 15 minutes every day to revise what you have learnt and trying to complete some questions in your textbook. 10 to 15 minutes seems to be a slight change to your daily life, but it is going to make a big difference after a month.
Studying mathematics is not something easy. Everything you learn is going to be forgotten slowly. Daily exercises are important to not only mathematics, but every other subject. This is the end of my sharing. Thank you.
2019-09-13School Year Opening Ceremony & Our Lady of Sorrows’ Feast Day Mass The School Year Opening Ceremony was held on 13th September 2019. Our supervisor, Sr. Lucy, reminded us to learn kindness and respecting everybody from Blessed Mother. It is our honour to have Mr. Rex Cheng as our guest and present Rex Cheng Scholarship. That morning, every student was given a Mary Untier of Knots Prayer Card as a gift, hoping that we would find God and offer our heart to God in adversity.
After the ceremony, all teachers and Catholic students proceeded to St. Alfred’s Church for the Mass of Our Lady of Sorrows’ Feast Day with IHMS and IHMK teachers and pupils. The mass was celebrated by Rev. Carol Tei. He encouraged all of us to learn obedience from Blessed Mother so that we could be a blessing to others. The mass ended in Father Tei’s blessings and hymns of praise. 2019-09-07Our students achieved outstanding student awards
The 15th Sha Tin District Outstanding Student Award was organised by the Shatin Youths Association. It recognizes and commends the outstanding achievers who are the role models of all students in the district. Our Students, CHAN Yan Yi of 6 Matthew as well as MA Yee Mei of 6 Mark have achieved the award this year. Due to her outstanding performance, CHAN Yan Yi has also been recommended by the Shatin Youths Association to participate in the Outstanding Student Election of New Territories and awarded the Outstanding Student of the New Territories.
2019-08-24Orientation for F.1 Parents and Students 2019
Orientation for F.1 Parents and Students was held in the School Hall on 24th August, 2019. The Supervisor, Sister Lucy Mary CHUNG, the Principal, Ms. MOK Kit Yue and the Vice Principals, Mr. CHAN Tak Wang and Mr. WONG Kit and other teachers conducted the programme by providing the parents of our incoming Form One students with useful information that can help their children flourish and thrive at Immaculate Heart of Mary College.